Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of sound reproduction) using only one channel of transmission.Compare with stereophonic
- ‘In reality the source recordings are specified as monophonic; there are no processing instructions in the score to synthesize the necessary localization cues.’
- ‘The soundtrack has been remixed into Dolby Surround, although for the most part the track is monophonic.’
- ‘The sound quality is very good considering the source is often monophonic optical tracks (some of the soundtracks from the mid-1950s onward are sourced from magnetic tape).’
- ‘The sound is monophonic and clear for the most part.’
- ‘The soundtrack is two-channel mono, and is very good with a spacious quality that belies its monophonic nature.’
- ‘The track is very monophonic, with no directional effects leaking out.’
- ‘The monophonic sound of each mix gives the viewer a real sense of what it must have been like to have experienced these shorts for the first time in the 1920s and 1930s.’
- ‘Dialogue, effects, and music were all clean and generally distortion free, but the track sounds monophonic and is localized to the center speaker.’
- ‘A new release will have you twisting and shouting in living monophonic sound.’
- ‘This is the appropriate choice, as Chaplin always made his films in monophonic sound.’
- ‘Over the past 50 years, audio has progressed rapidly from monophonic to stereophonic sound, followed by quadraphonic audio, and Dolby surround sound.’
- ‘The results are probably about as rich-sounding as is possible from monophonic sound.’
Having a single melodic line without harmonies or melody in counterpoint.
- ‘Harmonization thus becomes not a means in itself, bur another aspect of the ‘perpetual variation’ process of an essentially monophonic melody.’
- ‘Bartok used many seconds and sevenths found in monophonic Hungarian folk music.’
- ‘In its earliest recorded form, plainchant, the monophonic music of the Western Church, varies from extreme simplicity to great complexity.’
- ‘The songs are monophonic, with harmony taking the form of a drone.’
- ‘It is a mark of Pahud's musicianship that even the monophonic instrumental line sounds richly harmonized and balanced on this recording.’
- ‘With the arrival of other more advanced ringtone technologies, monophonic ringtones are now available for free at different web sites.’
Early 19th century: from mono- ‘one’ + Greek phonē ‘sound’ + -ic.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.